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Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017

Bossche makes return as Dardillat secures victory in Vichy

A great rivalry entertained the crowd in central France but current leader Valentin Dardillat stayed safe to stand at the top of the podium.

Quinten Bossche made his return to Jetcross after a short spell away from the sport and he was at the heart of the action as he and Jeremy Poret ended each other's races in Moto 1 after they came together.

Poret made a blistering start but soon missed a buoy to hand Bossche the lead before the two came together as they fought for first place during the latter stage of the race. Poret was forced to retire with an ankle injury and Bossche also had to end his race early after breaking down one lap later.

Quinten Bossche went all out

Quinten Bossche went all out

With the two front-runners bowing out Dardillat fought his way up from fifth to pass Mickaël and Morgan Poret to take the Moto 1 win.

Both Bossche and Jeremy Poret returned on Sunday and were once again battling it out up front. Poret was first off the line in Moto 2 but had to settle for second as he couldn’t hold on from the constant pressure laid down by Bossche who crossed the line first. The top three was completed by a strong outing from Dardillat.

It was much of the same in Moto 3, the final race of the weekend, as Bossche won the race after overtaking the quick-starting Poret with Dardillat holding off Antony Torelli and Mickaël Poret for his second third place finish of the day.

Bossche’s two race wins secured him 120 points, enough for a place on the podium at the end of the weekend, in third. A collection of third, fifth and sixth place finishes saw Mickael Poret take second place overall with 123 points, while Dardillat’s persistence and consistency extended his lead at the top of the overall standings with his second weekend victory of the series.

In the Veterans class it was a resounding victory for Christophe Calmels. The Frenchman won all three races to move up to second in the overall standings and in turn cut his countryman and series leader Arnaud Furrer’s lead to just 15 points after he finished second over the weekend.

Leader in the amateur Ski JX3 class, Alec Enderli had to fight from behind to eventually tighten his grip on top spot after Nicolas Devys produced an outstanding performance in Moto 1 to take the win ahead of Enderli. The Swissman missed out on first in the opening race but didn’t let it happen again by taking maximum points from the weekend’s two other motos.

Thousands of fans watch the action live in Vichy, France

Thousands of fans watch the action live in Vichy, France

Alec Enderli added to his Ski JX3 victory with another two Moto wins in the JX3 4-stroke class. Consecutive wins in Moto 1 and 2 was enough for fourth place overall despite not competing in the final race of the competition. The competition for the 4-stroke win was tights as just three points separated first-placed Marvin Martinez and Damien Andre while Simon Raoulx secured third.

Charles Henri Charpentier produced a cleansweep of wins in the JX4 Spark competition. Charpentier’s 180 points was 21 more than second placed Melody Lattes and 36 more than Sebastien Rojas in third.

In the Ladies, Baptiste Calmels and Lou Dardillat won a Moto each heading into the last race in the class. A tight Moto was concluded with Calmels in front.

It was an enthralling weekend of racing and it is set to continue when we move on to So’ Fun Village, France on 9/10 September.